This species has 3 distinct subspecies, bicolor, pubescens and obtusum. It again has pendulous racemes which grow as the flower opens. It has very thick rigid leaves typical of this species. The flower scape is 10-72 cm long with between 5 and 26, 2.5-4.5cm lightly fruit scented flowers.
We grow and flower this plant in Melbourne in a heated glasshouse with a minimum of 12 C. Under these conditions we find it easy to grow and flower. It flowers between January and March for us.
In the forks and hollows of large branches and tree trunks, usually in the open forest in partial shade provided by the leaf canopy.
Sri Lanka, India, S China, Indo-China, W Malaysia, Java, Sumatra, Borneo, Sabah, Celebes, Philippines. 0 - 1500m.
Synonyms and other names.
C. alifolium sensu
bicolor x aloifolium = Burma Star
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